Tag Archives: marine conservation

UN Makes a Business Plan for Sustainable Ocean Management

The United Nations Global Compact Action Platform for Sustainable Ocean Business launched on June 8, World Oceans Day, at UN headquarters in New York. The three-year program convenes leaders in ocean industries along with the UN, world governments, academia and civil society to work toward the sustainable use of the oceans. Lloyd’s Register, which has joined as a founding member of

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From the Seafloor to the Drugstore: Inventor Amy Wright on Marine Natural Products

Chemicals in marine organisms show promise for new medicines. Inventor Amy Wright is discovering why. Those were the glory days. Amy Wright would plop down into the seat inside a giant acrylic dome to be submerged 3,000 feet underwater, with a front-row seat on the wonders far below the waters off the Florida coast. It was Wright’s first job as

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Research Q&A from MEAM: What Genetics Contributes to Ocean Conservation

The Marine Ecosystems and Management (MEAM) information service interviewed four marine genetics researchers to find out “How genetics can improve marine conservation and management.” The interview was conducted in response to a paper published in the Global Ecology and Conservation journal suggesting that genetics have a role in conservation but that the role is not well understood. Some applications for

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